I dont feel pressure Klopp

first_imgThe Liverpool manager is being tipped to win the Premier League this season, but right now the current team in first place is Manchester CityBefore the start of the 2018-2019 English Premier League season, Liverpool was tipped as the future champion of the competition.But right now Manchester City is currently at the top and the Reds are behind.And for manager Jurgen Klopp, there’s no rush or pressure.“I don’t feel pressure. That’s how it is,” Klopp told Four Four Two.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I made a decision long ago for myself: I give everything I have. I don’t hold anything back. At this moment, I can’t do better. I am really like I am.”“I expect a lot from myself but there is no pressure. We want to win each game and if we don’t win it then we want to win the next one,” he added.“Any other decisions – how people look at me and what people think about me – I have nothing to do with that because I have no influence on it.”“As long as we win football games, everybody thinks – even if they don’t like me – ‘He’s a good manager’,” he commented.“And when we lose football games, the people who don’t like me and the people who like me say, ‘Maybe he’s not the right manager anymore’. That’s how it is. If you know that before, how can it put pressure on your shoulders? I really don’t understand that.”last_img read more

Puyol sends a stern warning to Ousmane Dembele

first_imgRight in the middle of the whole controversy with Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona, club legend Carles Puyol wanted to send the French winger a message.The current situation between FC Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele is quite complicated, the club has already expressed that they may want to sell him but Carles Puyol made one final effort to turn him around.The problems that the ‘Mosquito’ is having right now are related with a lack of discipline that is related to his young age, he’s been getting advice from all his teammates and even from his National Team manager.But perhaps getting a warning from Puyol himself might be the words that can make him realize where he is, not every player has the privilege of playing for FC Barcelona in their careers and almost nobody gets a direct scalding from Carles Puyol himself.If you are too young to remember, let us tell you that you missed out on arguably the most disciplined FC Barcelona player of all time, he is also among the most respected figures of the institution and he even has the admiration of players who were his rivals throughout his career.Puyol was part of a charity paddle tournament where he was seen playing alongside his friend Gerard Pique, one of Barcelona’s skippers today.🗣 Carles Puyol: “I don’t know how the dressing room works nowadays but it’s clear that everyone must help Dembélé for the common good. Sometimes, when you’re young, you don’t realize what you have, where you are, and you let things escape from your grasp.”— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) November 14, 2018When he attended the press after the event, members of the media wanted to know what he thought about Ousmane Dembele’s current situation and what the French player needed to do in order to reverse it.“Dembele is young, I’m not in the dressing room and I don’t know the day to day,” he said to Marca reporters.“The team have to help him because it’s not easy to adapt to the philosophy of Barcelona where everything is very different.”“Here he’s arrived late to training and he must learn that isn’t good enough.”He has good teachers who will help him, but it will depend on his attitude.”“It’s important that he reflects and thinks about things, because when you’re young you don’t realize what you are letting go.”“In the management of a dressing room there are problems every day because there are many egos in there,” he added.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We all believe that we are the best and we must play, and the job for the coach to choose.”“The important thing then is the attitude of each player, because being ambitious is fine, but respecting the group is always above that.”“I think he’s amenable and if he wants to improve and learn, he is in the best place.”But it depends on him.”Carles Puyol (Barcelona legend): “Dembélé must reflect and think about where he is.” [via md] pic.twitter.com/GxyTs4UzLy— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) November 14, 2018Puyol was also questioned about Gerard Pique’s advice to the French youngster, the Catalan player told Dembele that he needed to start living football 24/7 and Carles’ reaction was funny as he recalled that Pique was also quite a troublemaker back in the day.However, the former Barça skipper also remembered that Gerard is the one who brought his professional life in Barcelona a little bit of joy due to his lively personality.“It’s great that Gerard finally understood it,” joked Puyol.“It’s true that as a professional, you have to live football 24/7, if he says it it’s because it must be true.”“But in all seriousness, I’ve always said that Gerard’s arrival has been very important to me because I really did live football 24/7 and you always have to leave a little time to enjoy life.”“You have to find the moments to have a good time, which is something that Gerard taught me.”“But it is also true that playing at the highest level is always very demanding and you have to stay focused in order to maintain the same level of performance,” he concluded.What do you think about Carles Puyol’s advice to Ousmane Dembele? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

San Diego County sheriffs deputy arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was free on bail Thursday following his arrest by Riverside County authorities on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.Sam Thomas Knight, 40, was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and child molestation, according to Riverside County jail records. He was released the following day on $65,000 bail.Details of the alleged crimes were not immediately available.San Diego County sheriff’s officials said Knight has been placed on leave and relieved of his law-enforcement authority.The Sheriff’s Department was made aware of this investigation from the beginning and cooperated fully with the Riverside sheriff’s detectives,” San Diego sheriff’s officials said. “The sheriff’s department has no comment on Mr. Knights’ current arrest.”In 2014, Sheriff Bill Gore tried to fire Knight for using a banned chokehold on a handcuffed inmate in a county jail facility. Gore ultimately failed in his attempt to fire Knight for using improper force and for not reporting the incident because of a ruling by the County Civil Service Commision.The Commissioners ruled against Gore and allowed Deputy Knight to keep his job and also collect back-pay.It was a decision a San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board referred to as a “dereliction of duty” and that the commissioners forced the sheriff’s department to tolerate officer misconduct.As far as the child molestation arrest is concerned, the Sheriff’s Department released a statement that reads in part, “It is clear that Sheriff Gore felt that Mr. Knight should not be a sheriff’s deputy, and the sheriff’s department did everything possible to ensure that was in fact the case.”Knight is the second sheriff’s deputy to be arrested over the last month.On Feb. 22, Deputy Richard Fischer was arraigned in connection with 14 charges of sexual assault and sexual battery for crimes allegedly committed against women while he was on duty. FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News March 22, 2018 Posted: March 22, 2018 John Soderman Updated: 10:26 PM San Diego County sheriffs deputy arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child John Soderman, last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR OMahony Brings People Together Always Helping Others With

first_imgDear Editor,I’m writing in support of Jomarie O’Mahony for Selectmen.I’ve known Jomarie for many years and have always be amazed at how she has been able to balance her family life, work schedule and volunteerism to the people of Wilmington.Whether she’s taking her children to a sporting event or to other activities in town, she’s always there with a smile.Many of you know Jomarie as a strong supporter of helping those who need assistance.Jomarie has always been very active in programs to help others and does it with a smile and knowledge that with others she can help and make a difference.She supports our education system, sports and arts programs.She supports after school programs for the children of Wilmington.She is a supporter of our Police, Fire and all Departments.She wants to keep Wilmington’s small town feel.She understands the issues facing Wilmington and is willing to give her time, energy and knowledge to making Wilmington a better place to live and work.She will work with our State delegation on the Rt 38 corridor, Fire substation, school, the MBTA issue or any project in our town.She will work with the residents of Wilmington to find solutions to issues, whether it’s a Fire Substation, School, Housing for our seniors or Veterans or a pothole she will be at forefront.Most importantly, Jomarie will bring civility to the Board of Selectmen.It’s time to elect a person that bring groups together and not separate them and that person is Jomarie O’Mahony. I strongly ask you to Vote for Jomarie O’Mahony for Selectmen.Sincerely,Gary DePalmaLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Letter Of Support For Jomarie O’Mahony From The Person Who Knows Her BestIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Accepts Flag Pole Donation For Silver LakeIn “Government”LETTER FOR THE EDITOR: Jomarie O’Mahony Will Be An Independent Voice Of Reason For WilmingtonIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Blade Shadow Ghost turns your TV into a snappy cloudgaming PC

first_img Share your voice Post a comment Blade Shadow Ghost delivers great gaming performance… The Ghost itself costs $140 (£110), while the service runs $35 (£27) per month. All told, it’s a pretty good deal. It’s not available in Australia yet, but the Ghost’s price converts to about AU$205.Like many competitors, the service is essentially a Windows virtual machine (VM) running on a Windows server within a datacenter; in my case, the server is running a 3.2GHz Xeon E5-2667 V3 with 12GB RAM and a Quadro P5000 with 16GB GDDR5X. It’s not cutting-edge gaming performance, but it is roughly in the same league as the GTX 1070 max-Q laptops we’ve seen recently. Overall performance will depend on the game and your quality settings.But unlike almost every other cloud gaming system I’ve seen, it runs well in 1440p and, depending upon the game, even 2160p. And it feels more baked now than it did when we tried it in its early US rollout. It’s probably the slickest, too, for a VM. (Gaming-only services such as GeForce Now are obviously more streamlined.)Though it publicly specs frame-rates of 4K at 60 frames per second (which matches most 60Hz displays and TVs and thus shows fewer artifacts) and 1080p at 144fps, it also does 1440p at 75fps, which is a solid happy medium for a lot of games. The alternative resolutions are also a perk that many competitors don’t supply, as most are limited to 1080p.04-blade-shadow-ghostGhost provides all the essential connections. However, if you hook up wired devices to the USB ports, it does ruin the look a bit, like a Mac Mini. Sarah Tew/CNET The Ghost box connects to a display via HDMI. It has four USB Type-A ports, a headphone jack and an AC adapter input. You connect via gigabit Ethernet or 802.11ac Wi-Fi (aka Wi-Fi 5). The overall fit and finish is good — for a device that feels like it’s 3D printed.It’s easy to set up and compact enough to tote from one place to another. Windows recognizes USB devices such as keyboards, mice and an HP Omen Mindframe headset as if they were running locally. (Note that I didn’t test chat or streaming functions.) There’s one big problem with the Shadow: Its 256GB Windows partition isn’t nearly big enough. You’ll need a USB hard drive to swap game installations. I’d like to see the company either increase the base configuration or introduce a tier of service with more space.       The Shadow can also connect to wireless input devices via Bluetooth. The connection isn’t really through Windows, though, just through the box itself. It doesn’t work while the VM’s open, so it’s not as convenient as it could be. 02-blade-shadow-ghostThere’s only one button, for turning it on and off. Sarah Tew/CNET Performance on the Shadow side is one thing, but your connection to the internet is another. It doesn’t handle latency problems gracefully — that’s when your internet connection sends data packets erratically and is a bigger issue than bandwidth for most people, since it can vary so much from moment to moment. It’s hard to diagnose if your network’s at fault, because (obviously) you can’t launch offline or in safe mode, among other things. And it requires a mouse and keyboard to start up, so disconnecting them to diagnose any USB connection issues isn’t an option.There’s a control panel application that displays network statistics and lets you select some basic options. In the US, Blade owns its own servers in data centers around the country (called “co-location”), and it’s newer to the US than Europe. At the moment, you can’t pick which data center to access; it’s all automatic. 03-blade-shadow-ghostSwoopy! Sarah Tew/CNET The Shadow suffers the same problems as every cloud gaming system I’ve tried, most notably a compressed tonal range. No matter how good your bandwidth is, the bitrate is never high enough that it doesn’t have to compress the video signal, which can result in flatter colors. Some people may not even notice, or they’ll notice it less once they’re immersed in gameplay. Aside from selecting the option to automate Windows updates, the rest is in your hands, such as Nvidia driver updates. Restarting during driver updates can be a bit wonky, since that tends to close the Shadow on the first reboot. But it keeps running in the cloud for 90 minutes, which means it’s really easy to launch right back into what you were doing.And when you’re not gaming? I’ve been using it as my primary work system, attached to a monitor. So far it hasn’t groaned once under the weight of several browsers’ worth of tabs or anything else I’ve thrown at it. Updated 1:04 p.m. ET: Blade doesn’t lease servers in datacenters as originally stated; it co-locates its own servers in datacenters. In practice, that gives the company more flexibility over the configurations. Tags 1:47center_img Now playing: Watch this: Desktops Gaming 0 It glows from the bottom to indicate it’s on. Sarah Tew/CNET Blade’s Shadow Ghost is a cool little box that lets you use the Shadow desktop-in-the-cloud service with just a TV or monitor. No PC required. The box that gives you the device and network connections you need to use the Windows-based desktop service. When I tried it out, I kept forgetting I wasn’t on a local PC and never found myself shrieking about the speed. I still can’t believe I like it so much.A “Shadow,” as Blade dubs the virtual system the service provides, can be used for anything, but the most obvious mainstream allure of a virtual machine these days is for cloud gaming. Think of the Ghost as a console without any local storage and simple video decoding that can run any Windows game. This is actually the second version of the box, but now it’s got a catchy name and most of the kinks worked out. last_img read more

ECB presents new 20 euro bill

first_imgECB presents new 20 euro bill154 viewsECB presents new 20 euro bill154 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00ECB presents new 20 euro bill154 viewsBusinessCrisp and fresh off the press. Few can resist the feel of a brand new banknote. This the euro zone’s new 20 euro bill. It’s the third in the Europa series gradually replacing the original notesVentuno Web Player 4.50Crisp and fresh off the press. Few can resist the feel of a brand new banknote. This the euro zone’s new 20 euro bill. It’s the third in the Europa series gradually replacing the original noteslast_img read more

IIM Bangalore sees fall in campus hiring by ecommerce firms Report

first_imgCampus hiring by e-commerce firms at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) has fallen this year. The e-commerce firms have made only 54 job offers to students at IIM-B, compared to 68 last year.Surprisingly, Snapdeal, one of the top three online retailers in India, did not recruit any student at IIM-B this time. Last year, it had given 17 offers, emerging as the top recruiter at the institute in the e-commerce space.India’s largest online retailer Flipkart made 11 offers this year and Amazon hired 16 students, The Financial Express reported.”The frenzy that was there for the last couple of years in this sector is definitely getting moderated and it is visible. Companies would try to cut down cost in every possible aspect, as cost becomes an important driver when they look at profitability at this stage,” Raja Lahiri, partner at consultancy Grant Thornton India, told the daily.Uber, Ola Cabs, Paytm, Urban Ladder, AskmeBazaar, Hopscotch, and CarTrade were the other major e-commerce firms that conducted campus recruitment at IIM-B.However, an IIM official, requesting anonymity, told the FE that students at the institute were cautioned over accepting offers from consumer Internet firms. In the December quarter last year, firms like FoodPanda, Tinyowl, Housing.com and others had cut jobs massively amid escalating costs and poor demand for their services.”Earlier we were very excited about the new opportunities coming up, but after recent examples of how start-ups tackled employees while winding up has left us thinking. Not that we are averse to working with e-commerce companies, but we are treading cautiously,” he said.last_img read more

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends controversial extradition bill until further notice

first_imgMass demonstration against the proposed extradition law proposal on June 9, 2019, in Hong KongGetty ImagesThe controversial law that prompted Hong Kong into mass demonstrations of dissent has been officially suspended until further notice.In an official press conference held in Hong Kong on  Saturday, June 15, the severely criticised Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the pro-Beijing lawmakers had urged the government to delay the bill.Referring to the massive protest that the bill generated from Hong Kong’s citizens, Lam said that “We should pause and think instead of assuming the second reading of the bill in the Legislative Council as scheduled,” reported Hong Kong Free Press.She further said that the Government of Hong Kong is reflecting on the protests and is adopting an open mind “to heed comprehensively” the views of all sections of the society.However, she insisted that the “loophole” in the Hong Kong criminal justice system, which according to her was the main reason behind pushing forward the contentious bill, continue to persist and clarified the fact that the government has not completely retracted the bill. Lam cited the murder case in Taiwan, in which the alleged perpetrator, a Hong Kong man, fled to the city had prompted the two countries to re-evaluate the criminal justice system affecting both the countries.The Taiwanese authorities have however said that it would not seek the extradition of the accused man as the proposed bill is suspected to put its citizens at risk.Dismissing questions whether she will resign after the widespread dissent over her proposed bill, she said that “We regret that this incident caused a split in society.”Earlier, before she became the Chief Executive in 2017, Lam had said that she would resign “if mainstream opinion makes me no longer able to continue the job,” CNN reported.Last week, at least a million protesters marched against the passing of the contentious extradition law. The massive demonstration turned violent after the riot police armed with batons arrived at the government headquarters in the Admiralty business district and subjected tear gas and pepper sprays against protestors who charged and hurled the police barricades.However, the public is still suspicious and holds its position of Beijing being the mastermind behind the law based on last month’s incident in which a politburo member revealed that its targets included foreigners who had committed crimes against Chinese national security outside China.The anxiety of Hong Kong bending before Beijing’s imposition had plagued the minds of many before the recent demonstrations.In April, pro-democracy protest organisers were jailed for taking part in the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014 in which demonstration for seeking free, transparent elections from China had been sought by the public.last_img read more

2 held with gold bars worth 7m at Dhaka airport

first_imgRepresentational image of gold bullion. Reuters file photoCustoms officials detained two people along with gold bars weighing 1.4 kilogramme at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Thursday, reports UNB.Sources at the airport said a customs preventive team challenged the duo—Anwar Hossain, a resident of Mymensingh, and Tapan Chandra Pal of Lakshimpur—following their suspicious movement while crossing the green channel in the afternoon. The customs officials recovered 1.4 kg of broken gold bars, hidden in their bags, worth around Tk 7 million, said assistant commissioner of customs preventative team Saidul Islam. Anwar and Tapan arrived in Dhaka from Singapore by a Biman Bangladesh flight that landed at the airport around 6:15pm.last_img read more

Rohingyas enter Bangladesh even after MoU

first_imgRohingya, Prothom AloPeople of Myanmar’s minority group – Muslim Rohingyas – are still fleeing the persecution carried out by country’s military in the Rakhine state and are taking refuge in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar even after Myanmar in a Memorandum of Understanding signed recently with Bangladesh agreed to take back their nationals.As many as 19 members of four families entered Bangladesh crossing Naf river on Monday afternoon. Currently they are under the protection of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).Besides, as 770 more Rohingyas of 184 families entered Bangladesh from the Rakhine state by boat between Sunday night and Monday morning. Another 255 Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh on Sunday.Teknaf upazila administration sent the newly arrived 770 Rohingyas to the Bangladesh army-run relief centre at Hariakhali of Sabrang union.After being provided with relief and other humanitarian assistance, they were sent to the Rohingya refugee camp at Nayapara of Teknaf, said the upazila’s senior fisheries officer Mohammed Delwar Hossain, who is on duty at the Harikhali relief centre.last_img read more

50 Years Later NASA Creates Tribute To 3 Astronauts Who Died In

first_img Share Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesApollo 1 astronauts Ed White (from left), Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, 1967. The astronauts died as a result of a fire in the cockpit during a training session on Jan. 27, 1967.Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts during a routine test on the launchpad. The accident shocked NASA as the agency was rushing to meet President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to have men on the moon by the end of the decade.The test was a dress rehearsal for the Apollo 1 crew — Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. The ultimate goal was to check out the command module, NASA’s first three-man spacecraft that would take astronauts to the moon.The crew was rehearsing the real launch, which was about a month away. They were suited up and in the capsule running through checklists and testing equipment.But something sparked in the oxygen-rich environment. Within seconds, the capsule filled with flames, smoke and toxic gases.NASA Engineer John Tribe was working in the control room when it happened.“It was incomprehensible to us how on earth we could have a fire in the cockpit,” Tribe says.The astronauts were killed almost instantly. The entire incident lasted less than five minutes.“We had imagined the worst, we’d hoped for the best, it was not to be, “Tribe said. “We’d lost three of our team.”The accident halted the Apollo program as NASA scrambled to figure out what went wrong. Reporter George Alexander was one of only three journalists allowed to visit the capsule after the fire.“What burned? I’d have to say just about everything that was in there except for these few odd bits and pieces,” Alexander said. “Like a page which had only its edges slightly browned. This bit of parachute harness. But everything else burned.”The capsule was pressurized with 100 percent oxygen. In that environment, something not considered a fire hazard was extremely combustible. The hatch of the capsule opened inward, making it difficult for the crew to open it.After the accident, there were hundreds of significant changes to the capsule and safety procedures. The redesigned capsules would use a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen, reducing the fire risk. And a new hatch was designed that could be opened in just five seconds.Only 21 months later, NASA sent humans back into space aboard Apollo 7. And less than a year after that, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed Apollo 11 on the moon.Astronaut Michael Collins was also on that mission. He says if the fire on Apollo 1 hadn’t happened, it’s likely a similar accident would have occurred in space — and that could have led to the program’s cancellation.“Without it, very likely, we would have not landed on the moon as the president had wished by the end of the decade,” Collins says.The successes of the Apollo lunar program overshadowed the loss of the crew.For 50 years, NASA kept the Apollo 1 command module locked up — until now. Beginning Friday, the hatch from the burned capsule will be put on public display at the Kennedy Space Center as a tribute to the sacrifices of Grissom, White and Chaffee.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

HoustonArea Man Fatally Shot Trying to Save Teen Neighbor

first_imgGood Samaritan killed trying to help teen during attempted robbery. Occurred near West Hardy/Rankin. If you have info, please call @CrimeStopHOU 713-222-8477 or 713-221-6000. #hounews https://t.co/gMMjdOoqpS— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 28, 2018 Harris County authorities say they’re seeking at least three suspects for the shooting death of a good Samaritan who tried to save a 16-year-old neighbor from being robbed at gunpoint.Sergio Bruno said the 29-year-old shooting victim, Moyses Arreguin, was like a brother to him. He said he was chatting Friday night with Arreguin, who lived a few homes away, and then was sitting on the back of his truck alone when men who had been driving on the street jumped out of their car, pulled a gun on him and demanded cash.Arreguin apparently spotted the confrontation, ran over and used a baseball bat on one of the robbers before he was shot several times.The armed attackers fled in their car.In the murder of Moyses Arreguin, we are searching for at least (3) suspects. Two are younger Hispanic males, 16-20 years old, slim built. Fled in a dark colored 4-door sedan. Will update as more information becomes available. #hounews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 29, 2018 This photo breaks my heart. Moyses Arreguin died a hero. Gunmen shot and killed the young father as he tried to protect his teenage neighbor. Those cowards remain at large. @SheriffEd_HCSO & @HCSOTexas are investigating this murder. I pray for justice -> https://t.co/9TvPNzt4Fm. pic.twitter.com/rdg3pzF0bH— Steve Campion (@SteveABC13) July 28, 2018 Last night, my 29 year old brother with 2 daughters, Moyses Arreguin was shot in the back and killed. He stood up to a man who was aiming a gun to a 16 year old kid. He saved the boy’s life but another man came and shot my brother. PLEASE SHARE THIS! #JUSTICEFORMOYSES pic.twitter.com/ableDvrHB4— arturo cervantes (@artcerv) July 28, 2018 NEW FOOTAGE: Tragic video shows moments before good Samaritan shot and killed while saving neighbor #HOUNewshttps://t.co/hXGoKwxHRR— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) July 28, 2018 Share “If you could choose your neighbor, you’d choose him.” That’s his family, friends describe 28YO Moyses Arreguín who was shot, killed protecting 16YO teen neighbor from armed robbers last night. @HCSOTexas investigating the death of the husband and father of 2 little girls #khou11 pic.twitter.com/yySYwvSqBR— Melissa Correa (@MCorreaKHOU) July 28, 2018last_img read more

Displaced Barry Farms Residents Sue DCHA for Loss of Housing

first_imgResidents of the historic Barry Farm Public Housing development filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court. The suit alleges the private developers under contract with the Housing Authority have significantly reduced space allotments in redevelopment plans that would effectively displace the complex’s mostly Black tenants.According to a copy of the filing, many residents would “stand to lose their housing because the number of two-, three-, four-, and six-bedroom units that accommodate them will be significantly reduced as part of the planned redevelopment of Barry Farm. Additionally, the tenants say they were led to believe that 1,400 units would be built – with 444 units of varying sizes set aside as public housing – but now are told only 344 public housing units will be built, a loss of 163 (2-, 3-, 4-, and 6)-bedroom units, according to the Washington Lawyers’ Committee.The lawsuit also alleges that “once conditions in a particular unit deteriorated to the point that the unit was uninhabitable, DCHA often pressured tenants to move, without assurances that they would have an enforceable right to return, rather than repair the unit. In the event where residents moved out of their units, DCHA additionally adopted a practice of keeping such units vacant, which allowed a significant number of units at Barry Farm to remain vacant months before HUD approved the demolition.The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and Foley & Lardner are representing the tenants. “Now, with redevelopment at hand, families with children stand to be left behind in a manner that is discriminatory and illegal,” Joseph Edmondson, a partner at Foley & Lardner, said in a release. “It appears Barry Farm residents are being written off by the very public housing administrators with responsibility for providing them with safe and habitable housing in an attempt to clear the property and squelch dissent.”The historic Barry Farm neighborhood is located East of the Anacostia river in Southeast D.C., along Suitland Parkway. The community dates back to the postbellum period when emancipated Blacks settled there.“The lawsuit seeks the tenants’ rights to return after redevelopment and to ensure unit sizes measure in terms of bedrooms,” said Edmondson. “We allege that this is discriminatory against families with children.”DCHA has not released a response to the lawsuit.On Sept. 6, residents in Ward 8 are holding a press conference and rally to outline steps D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city’s government could take to protect lower-income residents against slumlords and displacement.last_img read more

Group Grants 16M For Places That Are Part Of Black History

first_imgBy Chevel Johnson, The Associated PressMore than $1.6 million in grants are going to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve Black history.The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the grants Friday during the 25th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans.In this June 13, 2007 file photo, a youth walks by the Langston Hughes House, center, covered in ivy, in New York’s Harlem section. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)The trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund’s executive director, Brent Leggs, says the recipients “shine a light on once lived stories and Black culture.”Grants are given across four categories: capacity building, project planning, capital, and programming and interpretation.In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 file photo, Rev. Paul Gordon Carter, manager of the Harriet Tubman Home, leads a tour at the historic site in Auburn, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)This year’s awardees include the home of Negro League Baseball phenom Satchel Paige; the Emmett Till Memorial Commission; ‘The Forum’ in Chicago’s Bronzeville and more.last_img read more

ExCondé Nast Digital Exec Joy Marcus Joins Israeli VC Jerusalem Venture Partners

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety JVP’s this month opened its U.S. headquarters, Hub.NYC by JVP, which will house portfolio companies including Any Clip, ThetaRay, and Nanit.“Joy is a recognized leader in the world of digital media and we are delighted to have her come on board as a venture partner based in New York,” Erel Margalit, JVP founder and chairman, said in announcing her hire. “With an already accomplished track record as a venture capitalist, working out of Hub.NYC by JVP, she will be a bridge between NY and Israel, and have her finger on the pulse of the most promising deals on the East Coast.”Marcus commented, “Helping to grow the firm’s portfolio companies, who represent the best and brightest from Israel’s tech scene, as well as identifying and investing in next generation startups here in New York, is truly a unique opportunity.”According to JVP, Marcus will continue her own activities as an early stage investor. She currently teaches the Foundations of Entrepreneurship course at her alma mater, Princeton University.Jerusalem Venture Partners, established in 1993, has raised to date $1.3 billion across eight funds and has invested in over 120 companies.center_img Joy Marcus, formerly Condé Nast Entertainment’s head of digital video, has joined Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) as a partner focused on digital media.Marcus, based in New York City, also will join the boards of JVP’s portfolio companies in the media sector. At the venture-capital firm, she’ll focus on deal flow in digital media in New York and Israel and is tasked with cultivating new talent and existing JVP portfolio companies as well as acting as a mentor to women entrepreneurs.Marcus joined Condé Nast Entertainment in 2015 as EVP and GM of digital video and departed in January 2018. Earlier this summer, Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff exited to join Spotify followed by CN chief digital officer Fred Santarpia, who is leaving at the end of this month.Before joining CNE, Marcus was CEO of Bloglovin’ and a venture partner at Gotham Ventures, where she led the firm’s investment in DailyWorth, a digital media company aimed at professional women. From 2007-11, Marcus was the U.S. general manager at video site Dailymotion (now owned by France’s Vivendi).last_img read more

No Big Bang Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

first_img Theorists apply loop quantum gravity theory to black hole This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Ahmed Farag Ali and Saurya Das. “Cosmology from quantum potential.” Physics Letters B. Volume 741, 4 February 2015, Pages 276–279. DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.12.057. Also at: arXiv:1404.3093[gr-qc].Saurya Das and Rajat K. Bhaduri, “Dark matter and dark energy from Bose-Einstein condensate”, preprint: arXiv:1411.0753[gr-qc]. © 2015 Phys.org Citation: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning (2015, February 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html No singularities nor dark stuffIn addition to not predicting a Big Bang singularity, the new model does not predict a “big crunch” singularity, either. In general relativity, one possible fate of the universe is that it starts to shrink until it collapses in on itself in a big crunch and becomes an infinitely dense point once again. Ali and Das explain in their paper that their model avoids singularities because of a key difference between classical geodesics and Bohmian trajectories. Classical geodesics eventually cross each other, and the points at which they converge are singularities. In contrast, Bohmian trajectories never cross each other, so singularities do not appear in the equations.In cosmological terms, the scientists explain that the quantum corrections can be thought of as a cosmological constant term (without the need for dark energy) and a radiation term. These terms keep the universe at a finite size, and therefore give it an infinite age. The terms also make predictions that agree closely with current observations of the cosmological constant and density of the universe.New gravity particleIn physical terms, the model describes the universe as being filled with a quantum fluid. The scientists propose that this fluid might be composed of gravitons—hypothetical massless particles that mediate the force of gravity. If they exist, gravitons are thought to play a key role in a theory of quantum gravity.In a related paper, Das and another collaborator, Rajat Bhaduri of McMaster University, Canada, have lent further credence to this model. They show that gravitons can form a Bose-Einstein condensate (named after Einstein and another Indian physicist, Satyendranath Bose) at temperatures that were present in the universe at all epochs. Motivated by the model’s potential to resolve the Big Bang singularity and account for dark matter and dark energy, the physicists plan to analyze their model more rigorously in the future. Their future work includes redoing their study while taking into account small inhomogeneous and anisotropic perturbations, but they do not expect small perturbations to significantly affect the results.”It is satisfying to note that such straightforward corrections can potentially resolve so many issues at once,” Das said. (Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once. Explore further The widely accepted age of the universe, as estimated by general relativity, is 13.8 billion years. In the beginning, everything in existence is thought to have occupied a single infinitely dense point, or singularity. Only after this point began to expand in a “Big Bang” did the universe officially begin.Although the Big Bang singularity arises directly and unavoidably from the mathematics of general relativity, some scientists see it as problematic because the math can explain only what happened immediately after—not at or before—the singularity. “The Big Bang singularity is the most serious problem of general relativity because the laws of physics appear to break down there,” Ahmed Farag Ali at Benha University and the Zewail City of Science and Technology, both in Egypt, told Phys.org.Ali and coauthor Saurya Das at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, have shown in a paper published in Physics Letters B that the Big Bang singularity can be resolved by their new model in which the universe has no beginning and no end. Old ideas revisitedThe physicists emphasize that their quantum correction terms are not applied ad hoc in an attempt to specifically eliminate the Big Bang singularity. Their work is based on ideas by the theoretical physicist David Bohm, who is also known for his contributions to the philosophy of physics. Starting in the 1950s, Bohm explored replacing classical geodesics (the shortest path between two points on a curved surface) with quantum trajectories. In their paper, Ali and Das applied these Bohmian trajectories to an equation developed in the 1950s by physicist Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri at Presidency University in Kolkata, India. Raychaudhuri was also Das’s teacher when he was an undergraduate student of that institution in the ’90s. Using the quantum-corrected Raychaudhuri equation, Ali and Das derived quantum-corrected Friedmann equations, which describe the expansion and evolution of universe (including the Big Bang) within the context of general relativity. Although it’s not a true theory of quantum gravity, the model does contain elements from both quantum theory and general relativity. Ali and Das also expect their results to hold even if and when a full theory of quantum gravity is formulated. Journal information: Physics Letters B This is an artist’s concept of the metric expansion of space, where space (including hypothetical non-observable portions of the universe) is represented at each time by the circular sections. Note on the left the dramatic expansion (not to scale) occurring in the inflationary epoch, and at the center the expansion acceleration. The scheme is decorated with WMAP images on the left and with the representation of stars at the appropriate level of development. Credit: NASAlast_img read more

Dildar murder Cops arrest 4 BJP workers

first_imgKolkata: Police arrested four BJP workers in connection with the murder of Trinamool Congress worker Sheikh Dildar, who was shot dead on Monday during a ruckus that broke out over filing of nominations at Suri in Birbhum. Police arrested all four of them, after preliminary investigation revealed their involvement in the incident.The investigating officers came to know about their involvement in the incident, after speaking to some of the local people who had witnessed the chaos, in which several houses were damaged and some were even set on fire at Suri I block of Birbhum. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsActing on a tip off, police conducted a raid at Koridha in Suri and arrested Sheikh Safiul, Gautam Kora, Bablu Sheikh and Asit Sarkar. All four were produced before the court and they were remanded in custody of police for seven days. Police came to know from local people that all four were BJP workers.Sources said that police will try to know from them about others who are suspected to be involved in the incident. It may be recalled that senior Trinamool Congress leader and the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim had said that BJP had brought in miscreants from the neighbouring state of Jharkhand, to foment trouble in the state ahead of the Panchayat polls. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe had said that the group of criminals that had created the chaos at Suri on Monday, which claimed the life of Dildar, was also behind the incidents at Mohammad Bazar and Nalhati. The police are trying to get hold of the “outsiders”, who were behind the Suri incident.The victim’s father had lodged a complaint with the police in this connection and the investigating officers spoke to the victim’s family members and friends to probe into the incident.The police are in search of the other accused who were involved in the incident and they are also speaking to the people who had seen the miscreants approaching the spot.last_img read more

A US federal appeals court has ruled that Netflix

first_imgA US federal appeals court has ruled that Netflix has been getting preferential treatment for the delivery of its TV series and movies through the post.The court agreed with video games delivery service Gamefly, which had complained that an extra charge was being levied by the US Postal Service for handling its deliveries because the material in question could not go through the automated sorting system.Netflix’s deliveries also bypass the system, but it has not been subject to the extra charge.The Postal Regulatory Commission must now come up with a fair system, the court ruled.However, Netflix stock rose in the immediate aftermath of the ruling as the Commission said that the amount the Postal Service charges to deliver its DVDs will not be increased for the time being.The Postal Service said the pricing structure it has for different clients were reasonable and fair and that it is studying the court’s decision. Netflix is the Service’s largest DVD delivery customer.last_img read more

As of the close yesterday the double bottom in go

first_imgAs of the close yesterday, the double bottom in gold was about 15 bucks away—and it’s a given that they’ll be gunning for it—plus more, if what they did to the silver price yesterday is any indication.And as I type this paragraph at 12:45 a.m. EDT gold, which had traded mostly flat for the greater part of the thinly-traded Far East trading day on their Friday, came under pressure shortly before 1 p.m. Hong Kong time—and is down a bit more than 10 bucks.  Silver came under the same price pressure shortly after 9 a.m. Hong Kong time and is down about two bits.  Platinum isn’t doing much.  Palladium tried to rally during the early going in Far East trading, but then got sold down below its New York close by 9 a.m. Hong Kong time—and is actually up a buck or so at the moment.  Volumes in both gold and silver are astonishingly high already.  The dollar index, which was trading flat, began to rally around 12:40 p.m. in Hong Kong—and is now up 40 basis points.Today, at 3:30 p.m. EDT, we get the latest COT Report for positions held at the close of Comex trading on Tuesday.  I’d guess we’ll see slight improvements in the Commercial net short positions in both gold and silver, but that is entirely inconsequential compared to what the report would show if one could be produced at precisely this moment.It’s obvious that JPMorgan et al are going all out to get as favourably positioned as possible in the Comex futures market, as I expect whatever lows are set going forward will never be seen again once the the inevitable rallies that will follow all this, begin.  The Fed meeting—and the ensuing ‘strength’ in the dollar index—are just the smoke screen that they’re using to do the dirty.And as I hit the ‘send’ button on today’s column at 4:57 a.m. EDT, I see that the HFT boyz and their algorithms are back—showing up in all four precious metals at 7 a.m. GMT in London.  The LBMA must open at 7 a.m. and not 8 a.m GMT this week.  They dropped the gold price another $18 in minutes—and at one point silver was down over 50 cents from its Thursday close.  Both are now off their lows by a bit.  Platinum and palladium also got hit as well, but they’ve rallied back to almost unchanged, at least for the moment.Here’s the silver chart as of 4:55 a.m. EDT.Gold volume has exploded to 95,000 contracts—and silver’s volume is 21,000 contracts.  The dollar index, which had been up over 50 basis points at one time, is now up ‘only’ 42 basis points.With today being month end—and Hallowe’en—it appears that JPMorgan et al have nothing but tricks up their sleeves for all the precious metal enthusiasts today—and I must admit that I’m not expecting great things when I roll out of bed and check the charts later this morning.But this too, shall pass.See you tomorrow. Silver price is now back to where it was in the first quarter of 2010The gold price wasn’t allowed to do much in early Far East trading on their Thursday—and developed a negative bias around 1 p.m. Hong Kong time—and by the time JPMorgan et al were through, with the low tick coming at 11:30 a.m. EDT, they had gold down around fifteen bucks from it’s Thursday close.  It recovered a few dollars off that low by noon, but then chopped sideways for the remainder of New York trading session.The high and low tick were recorded as $1,216.50 and $1,195.50 in the December contract.Gold closed yesterday at $1,198.80 spot, down $12.80 from Thursday’s close.  Net volume was very high at 195,000 contracts.The silver price didn’t do much in Far East trading up until shortly before 2 p.m. Hong Kong time.  At that point the HFT boyz and their algorithms showed up—and the rest, was they say, was history.  The low tick was in at 11:15 a.m. EDT—and from there it bounced off that low a few times before rallying a bit.  After 12:30 p.m., the price chopped sideways in a tight range until the 5:15 p.m. EDT close of electronic trading.The high and low in silver were reported as $17.205 and $16.33 in the December contract, which was an intraday move of a hair over 5 percent.Silver finished the Thursday session at $16.46 spot, down 63 cents from Thursday’s close.  That’s a new low price for silver going back to March of 2010.  Net volume was a whopping 74,000 contracts.Platinum also ran into the same not-for-profit seller shortly before 2 p.m. in Hong Kong.  It’s low came minutes before 12 o’clock noon in New York.  It rallied a few bucks from there before trading flat for the remainder of the Thursday session.  Platinum was closed down 17 bucks.The palladium price got smacked twice yesterday.  The first time was at the New York open at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening—and the second time was at the London p.m. gold fix on Thursday.  Like platinum, JPMorgan et al set the low of the day just minutes before noon EDI—and the price didn’t do much after that.  Palladium was closed down 16 dollars on the day.The dollar index closed at 85.99 late on Wednesday afternoon in New York—and then took three steps up to its 86.41 high tick, which came shortly after London opened on their Thursday.  From there it quietly sold back to the 86.00 mark by 12:20 p.m. EDT.  It gained some back by 2 p.m.—and then traded sideways into the close.  The index finished the Thursday session at 86.18—up 19 basis points on the day.Once again the gold shares got crushed, as the HUI closed lower by 7.44%—the biggest one-day decline that I can remember—and I can remember quite a lot.  The HUI is down almost 12 percent in the last two trading days.The silver equities fared better, but that’s only a relative term in this situation, as Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index got hammered for another 5.65 percent.The CME Daily Delivery Report for Day 1 of the November delivery month showed that 2 gold and 44 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Monday.  In silver, the only short/issuer was Jefferies—and R.J. O’Brien and Canada’s Scotiabank stopped 25 and 18 contracts respectively. The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.As I said in yesterday’s missive, barring any surprises, the November delivery month will be a yawner—and it’s certainly lived up to its advanced billing.The CME Preliminary Report for the Thursday trading session showed that November open interest declined by 207 contracts and now sits at only 67 contracts left—minus the two in the previous paragraph.  In silver, the November open interest is now down to 164 contracts, minus the 44 posted for delivery tomorrow that were mentioned above.There was another withdrawal from GLD yesterday, as an authorized participant took out 38,449 troy ounces and, once again, there was no change in SLV.Since there were no withdrawals or additions to SLV during the reporting week, which ended on Wednesday,  there was no report from Joshua Gibbons yesterday.For the second day in a row, there was no sales report from the U.S. Mint.I’ll certainly be interested if they update their sales report for today, which is the last business day of the month.  If they don’t, the sales report for Monday should be quite something, as the mint has now gotten into the practice of withholding sales at the end of the month if it pushes silver eagles sales for the current month, too high.There was no gold received at the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday, but 96,450.000 troy ounces were shipped out—and that amount is precisely 3,000 kilobars, probably heading to China.  The link to that activity is here.It was a very quiet day in silver, as nothing was received—and only 7,060 troy ounces were shipped out.Nick Laird surprised me with the latest withdrawal from the Shanghai Gold Exchange for the week ending October 24.  It was another very chunky amount, as 59.684 tonnes were reported withdrawn—and here’s Nick’s most excellent chart.Once again I don’t have a lot of stories for you today—but there are several in here that fall into the absolute must read category so I hope you can make time for them.Since the commercials are so collusive and in control of the technical funds’ trading activities, they can do with the technical funds as they see fit. I truly believe that the key to understanding the manipulation is to know that the commercials control everything that the technical funds do; just like a puppeteer controls a puppet. If it were otherwise, we wouldn’t see the clear pattern in managed money behavior in silver (and other COMEX/NYMEX metals) of massive technical fund buying as prices rise and selling on declining prices, always ending in extreme positions at reversal points. With this in mind, the only explanation that seems plausible to me as to why the commercials let the technical funds off the hook the last two occasions of extreme managed money shorting is because the commercials were biding their time and waiting for a more opportune time to put it to the technical funds. Let’s face it, the technical funds have been like the goose that laid golden eggs for the commercials. You don’t cook and eat a goose like that without a thought. What I’m saying is that the commercials know that they can maneuver the technical funds into any extreme position at any time they want and that earlier in the year the commercials let the technical funds off the hook because they knew they could do it again whenever the commercials desired. (That’s my explanation, but if anyone has a different take, please drop me a note). – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 29 October 2014Yesterday’s price action in all four precious metals in general, but gold and silver in particular, should have come as no surprise, as JPMorgan et al attempt to drive as many of the Managed Money traders as possible off the long side and onto the short side in gold.I must admit that I was more than taken aback by the hatchet job that they managed to perform on the silver price, because with the Managed Money already holding a record short position, the selling had to come from somewhere other than the Commercial category—and that only leaves the small traders in the Nonreportable category as the long sellers/short buyers.Of course it’s possible that the Managed Money has gone even shorter than they already have, but without a Commitment of Traders Report to look at, it’s impossible to tell—and none of the price action of the last three trading days, including today, will be in the COT Report that comes out later this afternoon.Here are the 6-month charts for both both gold and silver—and as I mentioned at the top of this column, the silver price is now back to where it was in the first quarter of 2010.last_img read more

I think Im coming down with somethingUsually tha

first_imgI think I’m coming down with something.Usually that means I prepare a mug of tea, add a spoonful of honey kept solely for such occasions, and add a dash of lemon juice. This elixir, I’ve been told, will soothe my sore throat and coax my raspy voice back to normalcy. But does it actually work?”I have to say, when I have patients that are sick, I often ask them to sip hot tea,” says Dr. Edward Damrose, chief of laryngology at Stanford Health Care. “But I’m not sure that it’s the tea itself that has the beneficial property, or that the warm water cuts through the phlegm and makes patients feel good.”To figure out whether the classic tea drink alleviates a sore throat, it helps to know what causes a sore throat in the first place. As Damrose explains, the throat is divided into two parts: a pharynx and a larynx, and both can be infected at the same time or separately. We use our pharynx when we swallow food or liquid. Bacterial or viral infections can cause the pharynx to swell and lead to a sore throat.When we speak, on the other hand, we use our larynx, the part of the throat that contains our vocal cords. Viral infections make it more difficult for the vocal cords to vibrate, causing us to lose our voices.How exactly this happens is something of a mystery. “We have a lot of ideas but not a definite answer,” says Dr. Jennifer Long, assistant professor of head and neck surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. One theory suggests that white blood cells storm the vocal cords, causing them to swell and preventing vibration. Another theory is that viruses injure the surface of the vocal cords, making it difficult to vibrate. “For being a common problem, it’s surprising how little we know,” Long says.On top of this uncertainty, there’s not a lot of good research on whether tea or honey can help a sore throat or lost voice, according to Dr. Maya Sardesai, an associate professor of otolaryngology and surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. High-quality health studies typically use placebos, but that’s difficult in this case, Sardesai explains. Most people can tell whether they’re drinking tea and honey, so creating placebos for study participants is challenging.These difficulties aside, all three doctors are willing to speculate about whether tea, honey and lemon help a sore throat and voice loss.Let’s start with tea. Because liquids and food go down our pharynx, not our larynx, Damrose points out that any beverage is unlikely to have a direct effect on our vocal cords. But tea could still help a sore throat that results from a swelled pharynx. Research has shown green tea has anti-inflammatory properties, which could help decrease a sore throat’s swelling. Perhaps more importantly, according to Damrose, when people drink a liquid like tea, the act of sipping and swallowing prevents irritating coughing. Warm liquid can also help remove throat phlegm. Long and Sardesai recommend teas with low caffeine, because caffeine may lead to greater acid production and irritate the throat further.As for honey, “it’s really very speculative” whether honey helps throat pain, according to Long. Honey might be a natural anti-coughing agent, but so far research is inconclusive. On the other hand, none of the doctors suggest that honey might harm the throat.That’s not the case for lemon. “I actually worry about too much lemon because it’s so acidic, and acids can be irritating” to the throat, says Long. Sardesai agrees, though she notes that “lemon does have vitamin C, and vitamin C is thought to be helpful early in some infections.” Damrose notes another plus: Lemon has antibacterial properties, which could fight off bacterial sore throat.The tea-honey-lemon trifecta has a mixed report card. For more tested treatments, the doctors recommend resting, inhaling steam and — in the case of voice loss — speaking as little as possible (yes, that includes cutting back on whispering). Symptoms should subside within two weeks, and if not, a trip to the doctor is warranted.I’ll do my best to follow the doctors’ advice. Just as soon as I finish my cup of tea.Natalie Jacewicz is a science writer based in New York City. You can find more of her work here. Gnawing Questions is a semi-regular column answering the food mysteries puzzling us and our readers. Got a question you want us to explore? Let us know via our contact form. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more